01 January 2009

I did it!

It's January 1st, 2009! One year ago today I started this project, hoping that I'd make it for the whole year- and never imagining how amazing a journey it would be! More important than the debt I paid off, more important than the fact that I stuck to it for a whole year is the fact that I have gotten so much support from friends and strangers, and I don't know how I would have done this without you. I really never considered that I would have so many people come and read this blog, and become a part of the journey- and that has become the best part!

Okay, so here's a quick synopsis of all that has happened this year:

  • I paid off 18.4% of my debt.
  • I got divorced.
  • I had a vegetable garden for the first time, something I had always dreamed of.
  • I didn't go overboard on Christmas.
  • I started using more cloth products and cut down on my paper towel usage AND my garbage by a significant amount.
  • I learned how to choose healthy foods over cheap ones, and save money where it didn't impact my health.
  • I wrote 236 posts.
  • I had 14924 visits, and 22520 page views.
  • I never bought 60 dollar jeans.
  • And finally, I broke up with Target. Repeatedly.

So, thank you! And of course, this is not good bye, this is hello to 2009!!


LauraC said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2009! Happy new year!

AmberP said...

You did such an amazing job :)
2009 is going to be a great year!

Anonymous said...

Whew! What a GREAT year!! There will be more great things in 2009, I'm sure! You should be so proud of all that you have accomplished. Thanks for all the motivation you give us and keep up the great work!

BabiesandBargains said...

You must dish...How did you break up with Target? I keep going back!

Astrid said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2009! You are an inspiration!